On Monday, we saw our nation’s first African American President ceremoniously sworn into office for a second term. Regardless of political leanings, inaugurations are always a reminder that America is a model of democracy, innovation and purpose. Inauguration Day is also the President’s first opportunity to begin sharing what his vision for the next four years will look like. We heard in President Obama’s remarks that he aims to address the nation’s deficit, revamp the tax code, and find a path to sustainable energy, among many other objectives. He has laid out his vision, much of which aligns with prerogatives of different industry sectors within the business community. What is actually achieved in the next term remains to be seen, but in the words of the President, “Decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay.” The new Congress has now been sworn in, as well as the Vice President and President. It’s now time to get to work. It’s now time to govern.
There is a time for politics and a time for governing. The time for politics is over the time for governing is upon us.